Trump plans to hold outdoor event at White House while still possibly infected

  • President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance, even though he hasn’t released a negative test for COVID-19, ABC News and The New York Times reported. 
  • The outlets said Trump would address a crowd gathered on the White House lawn from one of the White House’s balconies. 
  • Trump also plans to travel to a rally in Florida on Monday. 
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President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance before he has released a negative test for COVID-19, outlets including ABC News and The New York Times reported on Friday.

ABC and The Times said Trump was set to give an outdoor speech from one of the White House’s balconies to a group of supporters attending a separate event hosted by the conservative commentator and Trump supporter Candace Owens. 

Trump also plans to hold a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday, he announced in a Friday tweet. 

Trump, who was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend, has not released a negative test for the virus since his diagnosis last week. 

Trump first tested positive for COVID-19 on October 1 and announced that he and first lady Melania had tested positive for the disease shortly before 1 a.m. on October 2. 

The Times reported that “some in the White House and on the Trump campaign expressed concern about what the president might say in his remarks at the Saturday event” and “feared the entire event would serve to underscore existing criticism that Mr. Trump has been cavalier” about the coronavirus.

Trump did a photo op from a White House balcony in which he removed his face mask to wave at the cameras upon his return from Walter Reed to the White House on Monday. 

The most recent large gathering the White House hosted was an event on September 26 to announce the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court. While the event was held outdoors in the Rose Garden, many attendees did not wear masks and closely interacted with each other. 

Multiple people who attended the gathering, including the president and first lady, two US senators, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, former White House aide Kellyanne Conway, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and the president of Notre Dame University, tested positive for COVID-19 afterward. 

A number of other White House staff, including ones who did not attend the Rose Garden event, also subsequently tested positive for the disease, leading Dr. Anthony Fauci to describe it as a “superspreader” event in a Friday interview with CBS News.

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2022 Honda Civic Interior Possibly Leaked In Trademark Filing

a close up of a car: 2022 Honda Civic Interior

2022 Honda Civic Interior

The Civic won’t get an official debut until next spring.

We won’t officially see the next-generation Honda Civic until sometime next year, but a series of trademark filings discovered this week might have spoiled the surprise. So far, we’ve seen the outside of both the 2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatchback, and now we could be looking at its interior. Well, a piece of it. Trademark filings with the Australian government show a partially deconstructed dashboard in drab grayscale that looks little like the current car’s interior.

The new dashboard reworks the instrument panel layout, putting the infotainment system atop the dash with what appears to be an opening for a speaker behind it. Below the infotainment screen lies the HVAC vents, which sit above a space that’s likely for the car’s climate controls and, possibly, some infotainment functions. At the bottom of the IP stack is a massive opening that’ll likely house a sizable storage area ahead of the gear selector location, much like in the current car, which also houses USB charging ports.

The interior looks much more subdued than the outgoing one, though that could a result of the drab, two-dimensional images. The dashboard has more straight lines than the current one, too. The vents are narrower, and they now all sit in a neat row. Moving the infotainment screen to the top of the dash gives the interior a much cleaner appearance. Even the instrument cluster shade looks refined.

What We’ve Seen So Far:

The next-generation Honda Civic will debut next spring and go on sale for the 2022 model year. However, unlike past Civic generations, there won’t be a coupe. We’ll only receive sedan and hatchback flavors this time around with the hotter Si and Type R variants debuting at a later date. The interior images show the next-gen Honda is starting to tame the wilder design decisions of the current model.

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